Sony Pictures has confirmed that it will begin filming Ghostbusters 3 early next year. Ivan Reitman has stepped down from the directing position following Harold Ramis’ death, and the film will involve a mostly new cast:
It’s a version of Ghostbusters that has the originals in a very minor role,” Reitman said. “When I came back from Harold’s funeral, it was really moving and it made me think about a lot of things. I’d just finished directing Draft Day, which I’m really happy with and proud of. Working on a film that is smaller and more dramatic was so much fun and satisfying. I just finally met with Amy and Doug Belgrad when I got back. I said I’d been thinking about it for weeks, that I’d rather just produce this Ghostbusters. I told them I thought I could help but let’s find a really good director and make it with him. So that’s what we’ve agreed will happen. I didn’t want all kinds of speculation about what happened with me, that is the real story.
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